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Gambling on a Dream: The Classic Las Vegas Strip 1930-1955

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Description

Everyone thinks they know the history of the Las Vegas Strip but the real story is one that many people will be surprised to learn that they know only parts of the story. Want to know what was there before the Bellagio, the Wynn and the Encore, the SLS, the Venetian, or those empty plots of land that look out of place? Why is the Flamingo one of the oldest and most surviving hotels on the boulevard?

This is the book you are looking for!

This book gives you a detailed history of the Las Vegas Strip during its formative years, 1930-1955. This content rich, enhanced book includes rarely seen, historic imagery of the first ten hotels and video interviews with men and women who were there and helped make that history.

Read the detailed histories of the first ten hotels on the Las Vegas Strip, including the El Rancho Vegas, Hotel Last Frontier, Flamingo, Thunderbird, Wilbur Clark's Desert Inn, Sahara, Sands, Royal Nevada, Riviera and the Dunes. Included in these histories are the architectural designs, the neon signage and how each of the hotels evolved.

The dreamers, who saw the future like few others and who built these hotels, helped turn a five-mile stretch of blacktop highway into the Entertainment Capital of the World.

This is the story of the first twenty-five years of the Classic Las Vegas Strip-how it began, and how it grew.

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Customer Reviews

Jackpot!

I thoroughly enjoyed this e-book, which chronicles the growth of the Las Vegas Strip from a dusty spot barely on the map, to the glamorous, neon-lit playground that enthralled and fascinated me as a youngster coming of age a world away in a small Midwestern town. Weaving together the stories of the development, construction, and, sadly, demolition, of the early, iconic hotels with many interviews, photos, and rare ephemera of the era, Lynn Zook has created a loving Valentine to a place that, in its efforts to be bigger and better, has erased too much of its precious past.

Gambling on a Dream: The Classic Las Vegas Strip 1930-1955
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: United States
  • Published: Jun 27, 2016
  • Publisher: Lynn M. Zook
  • Seller: lynn zook
  • Print Length: 240 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 1.3
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, or an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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